Sunday, May 25, 2008

Show and Tell Sundays! China and Silver

I love china and so does my mom so when we joined houses last year, we ended up with quite a collection!

The tea set and the formal set with tea cup, covered bowl, cream, sugar and serving tray all came from Wales. My Dad's parents moved here right before my dad was born and brought some beautiful china. The more formal set was my Grandmothers everyday china.

The oil and vinegar set is from my great Aunt Louise, she got it from a doctor she worked for in the 50's, the candlesticks are a garage sale find these sit out on our banquet most of the time...I like remembering Louise.

The hodge podge picture with the rose tray and little flower salt and peppers are just favorites of mine. I use the teapot as a vase, it reminds me of Marie Antoinette and the salt and peppers are only 2 of a set of 6.

The last hodge podge picture is of some of our coffee cups (sshhh! don't tell anyone but the front cup is actually holding my morning coffee!) These are cups we use everyday....we think we deserve it!

I could go on for days with pics for you but don't want to overwhelm you, I think I will show you more later when I do snippets of my house.

Have a wonderful day and come back and visit again!

xoxo karen......


My Crafty Little Page said...

Love the mixing it up. It looks great - thanks for sharing. Nancy

About Me said...

Hi Recycled Rita! I love your blog name. Your china is beautiful. I especially like what you said about a piece that reminds you of your Aunt. Very nice. Take care and I'll stop by again. Di @ Mamma B's Attic

Margo said...

You have a beautiful collection! It's nice that you use them too :-)

Pinkie Denise said...

Hello, you have some beautiful pieces. I especially love the ones with roses. Thank you for sharing Pinkie Denise

leesiebella said...

Hi Karen!

Thanks so much for sharing today~ I'm loving your coffee cup, so very pretty!


Stephanie said...

Oh I love Aunt Louise's set! Everything is so very pretty!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Angelic Accents

Carla said...

You're right--we all deserve to drink out of a pretty cup. That floral tray is so pretty and I've always wanted one of those oil and vinegar cruet sets. Thanks for sharing.

Mya said...

Great collection, love the tea cup in the second to the last photo. Beautiful.

dede warren said...

I LoVe the sweet blue floral cup marked "ER", so pretty!!

Rosalyn-Sue said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful collection -- how special to have the pieces from your grandparents. I treasure the ones mine have given me. Looking forward to seeing more!



heidi said...

hi rita ~ thanks for your sweet commnets, and what a fabulous collection you have! xo heidi

Alisa said...

What a great collection! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Ooh I'm loving those silver candlesticks - beautiful!